Strand, often called the Strand, is a major thoroughfare in the City of Westminster in central London that forms part of the A4 road. It is just over three-quarters of a mile in length from its western origin at Trafalgar Square to its eastern end at Temple Bar, where it continues into Fleet Street, marking Westminster’s boundary with the City of London. 1,818 more words
The Chirurgeon's Apprentice has a posted an article about the introduction of the use of chloroform for childbirth in 1840s Britain. The post describes how Queen Victoria even used chloroform when her seventh child, Prince Leopold, was born. VIctoria's use of the drug helped popularize the drug for childbirth.